Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero

Students develop and extend ideas in a mature body of art work with teacher guidance. They research contemporary artists and learn to apply that research to advance their own work. They produce sophisticated prints that can form part of a submission if they wish to apply to any art/design/photography based tertiary programme. Guidance is provided for all tertiary applications.

Refer to the links below to see examples of student work.

Future Possibilities

Entry to tertiary Art, Design or Photography courses is often through the submission of a folio representing a range  of art study in the Year 13 courses, therefore students considering studying Art and/or Design at University should enrol in two of the following Level 3 courses: Art Design, Art Photography, or Art Painting, Art Printmaking or Art Sculpture. 

These can be taken as full year or as a semester course. 

See Mr Soltero for more information.


ART DESIGN 31S - Semester, ART HISTORY 31S – Semester, ART PAINTING 31S - Semester

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Print credit must be maintained.

Recommended Prior Learning

Maturity, enthusiasm and ability to work independently are required. Students who have not successfully completed a Level 2 Art Printmaking or Art Painting course must consult with Mr Soltero and may not be able to undertake a full level 3 semester course.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91448 v2 Printmaking 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to printmaking
A.S. 91453 v2 Printmaking 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established printmaking practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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